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Political Realism: How Hacks, Machines, Big Money, and Back-Room Deals Can Strengthen American Democracy

by Jonathan Rauch

Why did politics once work? And why don't they work today? Despite decades of reform, government is more dysfunctional than ever, the country is more polarized, and special interests have more power to veto reform. What if idealistic reform itself is a culprit?In Political Realism, Jonathan Rauch argues that well-meaning efforts to stem corruption and increase participation have stripped political leaders and organizations of the tools they need to forge compromises and make them stick. Fortunately, he argues, much of the damage can be undone by rediscovering political realism. Instead of trying to drive private money away out of politics, how about channeling it to strengthen parties and leaders? Instead of doubling down on direct democracy, how about giving political professionals more ...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Government, Political Parties, Practical Politics
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Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 July 2018 onward  

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Leviathan (Wisehouse Classics - The Original Authoritative Edition)

by Thomas Hobbes and Sam Vaseghi

LEVIATHAN or The Matter, Forme and Power of a Common Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil-commonly referred to as Leviathan-is a book written by Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) and published in 1651 (revised Latin edition 1668). Its name derives from the biblical Leviathan. The work concerns the structure of society and legitimate government, and is regarded as one of the earliest and most influential examples of social contract theory. Leviathan ranks as a classic western work on statecraft comparable to Machiavelli's The Prince. Written during the English Civil War (1642-1651), Leviathan argues for a social contract and rule by an absolute sovereign. Hobbes wrote that civil war and the brute situation of a state of nature ("the war of all against all") could only be avoided by strong undivided gov...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Leadership, Practical Politics, Religion & Spirituality, Religious Studies
Size: 362 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 07 July 2018 onward  

Pride Parades and LGBT Movements: Political Participation in an International Comparative Perspective (Gender and Comparative Politics)

by Abby Peterson and Mattias Wahlström

The Open Access version of this book, available at http://www.tandfebooks.com/doi/view/10.4324/9781315474052, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 licenseToday, Pride parades are staged in countries and localities across the globe, providing the most visible manifestations of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and intersex movements and politics.Pride Parades and LGBT Movements contributes to a better understanding of LGBT protest dynamics through a comparative study of eleven Pride parades in seven European countries?– Czech Republic, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK?– and Mexico. Peterson, Wahlström and Wennerhag uncover the dynamics producing similarities and differences between Pride parades, using ...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Practical Politics
Size: 282 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 June 2018 onward  

European Citizenship after Brexit: Freedom of Movement and Rights of Residence (Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics)

by Patricia Mindus

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This Open Access book investigates European citizenship after Brexit, in light of the functionalist theory of citizenship. No matter its shape, Brexit will impact significantly on what has been labelled as one of the major achievements of EU integration: Citizenship of the Union. For the first time an automatic and collective lapse of status is observed. It is a form of involuntary loss of citizenship en masse, imposed by the automatic workings of the law on EU citizens of exclusively British nationality. It does not however create statelessness and it is likely to be tolerated under international law. This loss of citizenship is connected to a reduction of rights, affecting not solely the former Union citizens but also second country nati...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Practical Politics
Size: 123 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 June 2018 onward  

Asian Century… on a Knife-edge: A 360 Degree Analysis of Asia's Recent Economic Development

by John West

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book delves into the widely held belief that the 21st century will be the 'Asian Century' by examining the Asia's rapid economic development in the post-war era and the challenges it faces in forging ahead of world leaders in the West.The impact of the current turbulent global political climate on Asia is critically analyzed, employing a holistic and multidisciplinary approach, combining economic, social, political and geopolitical perspectives. Written in an accessible style, the book offers students, business, government, and civil society players powerful insights on Asia....

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Finance, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Practical Politics
Size: 335 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 June 2018 onward  

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THE PRINCE (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

by Nicolo Machiavelli

THE PRINCE (Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Principatibus (About Principalities). However, the printed version was not published until 1532, five years after Machiavelli's death. This was done with the permission of the Medici pope Clement VII, but “long before then, in fact since the first appearance of the Prince in manuscript, controversy had swirled about his writings”. Although it was written as if it were a traditional work in the mirrors for princes style, it is generally agreed that it was especially innovative. This is only partly because it was written in the vernacular Italian rather th...

Genre: Fiction, Fiction Classics, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Leadership, Practical Politics, Romance
Size: 96 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 June 2018 onward  

Africa-Europe Research and Innovation Cooperation: Global Challenges, Bi-regional Responses

by Andrew Cherry and James Haselip

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This edited volume is concerned with the evolution and achievements of cooperation in research and innovation between Africa and Europe, and points to the need for more diversified funding and finance mechanisms, and for novel models of collaboration to attract new actors and innovative ideas. It reflects on the political, economic, diplomatic and scientific rationale for cooperation, while also examining practical developments, illustrated with examples, in the fields of food security, health, and climate change. The need to mobilise scientific knowledge and to ensure equality and fairness in the cooperation are recurrent themes. Africa-Europe Cooperation in Research and Innovation is essential reading for policy makers and researchers ...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, International, Practical Politics
Size: 147 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 June 2018 onward  

Sincerity in Politics and International Relations (Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics)

by Sorin Baiasu and Sylvie Loriaux

This edited volume examines concepts of sincerity in politics and international relations in order to discuss what we should expect of politicians, within what parameters they should work, and how their decisions and actions could be made consistent with morality.The volume features an international cast of authors who specialize in the topic of sincerity in politics and international relations. Looking at how sincerity bears on political actions, practices, and institutions at national and international level, the introduction serves to place the chapters in the context of ongoing contemporary debates on sincerity in politics and international theory.  Each chapter focuses on a contemporary issue in politics and international relations, including corruption, public hypocrisy, cynicism, ...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, International, Political Parties, Practical Politics
Size: 221 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 June 2018 onward  

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